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good morning. aftershock. as japan marks the one-month anniversary of the disaster with a moment of silence, a new earthquake hits just hours ago, rattling nerves across the country. this as even more people are told to evacuate the area around the crippled nuclear plant. we are live in japan with the very latest. wild weather. a band of giant tornadoes tear through the midwest over the weekend, nearly destroying one town. thousands in north dakota meantime, are bracing for more flooding along the red river. and the worst may still be to come. we have the forecast and storm warnings posted from louisiana through new york. and a royal pair. william and kate greeted by adoring public this morning as they open a community center in what could be their final appearance together before the big day.
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we are live as they complete their goodwill tour across the united kingdom "early," this monday morning, april 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good monday morning to you. i'm erica hill. nice to have you with us this morning. >> happy monday morning to you. i'm chris wragge. this morning again another aftershock on what is the one-month anniversary of that devastating 9.0 earthquake. more power problems at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. three of the six reactors without power. power has been restored as this aftershock centered about 100 miles north of tokyo this morning. >> a lot of people understandably their nerves rattled this morning. we want to begin in japan. the aftershock just hours ago. it was first recorded to be a 7.2 magnitude. now the usgs is saying 6.6. it came as the country was marking the one-month
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anniversary of the deadly disaster. cbs news correspondent celia hatton is in tokyo this morning with the very latest. celia, good morning. >> good morning. japan was hit with another aftershock this morning, exactly one month after a 9.0 magnitude quake rocked the country on march 11th, killing more than 25,000 people. today's aftershock hit just southwest of iwaki, japan, 100 miles north of tokyo and south of the fukushima nuclear plant. a three-foot tsunami warning was issued but was dropped an hour later. there are no new reports of damage although 220,000 households in fukushima lost electricity. officials at the fukushima nuclear plant lost power to three of the complex's six reactors. and began spraying the reactors with water to stop them from overheating. however, electricity was restored after 40 minutes. the level of radiation at the plant stayed the same. as aftershocks like this morning's continue to plague the region, japanese officials have decided to expand the evacuation
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area around the fragile fukushima nuclear plant from 12 to 18 miles. today nuclear authorities admit they can't estimate when radiation levels in the area will begin to drop. erica? >> so many people wishing they could give an answer. celia hatton in tokyo this morning. thanks. chris? >> erica, thank you. the midwest is recovering from dozens of tornadoes that slammed the region over the weekend. and more violent weather could be on the way to millions as storm warnings have been posted to nearly half the country. marysol castro here with the very latest for us this morning. mary? >> good morning, everyone. a line of severe weather tore through the ms. section of the country, spinning off tornadoes that nearly flattened some towns. >> there was rotation came out that way. >> reporter: the severe weather that plagued much of the midwest this weekend continued sunday evening. the tornadoes striking at least five counties in wisconsin. >> some mobile homes that are completely just shattered. >> reporter: in preston, some 65 miles west of madison, a powerful thunderstorm uprooted trees and damaged buildings.
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while in southeastern minnesota, high winds leveled this barn and toppled a camper. but hardest hit over the weekend was the town of mapleton. an ef-3 tornado ripped through this city in western iowa packing winds of up to 165 miles per hour. that's the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. at one point the tornado spanned three quarters of a mile. officials say the unrelenting twister damaged more than half of the town, completely flattening 20% of it. >> we saw debris flying around and we looked over and the tornado was coming down the road right here. >> reporter: more than a dozen neighborhoods were destroyed but no one was seriously injured. in all, 27 tornadoes were reported in iowa the governor has declared a state of emergency. elsewhere, residents were dealing with destructive weather of a different kind. hail rained down in norfolk, nebraska shattering windshields and denting hoods. >> i've never seen hail like this in my entire life. they're big as baseballs everywhere. >> reporter: so for the last 24
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hours we've seen nearly 200 reports of severe weather, wisconsin saw six of those tornadoes. a lot of the hail was centered around minnesota and in the overnight hours, texas saw wind gusts of 80 to 90 miles per hour. this system starts to move to the east coast. take a look. it's not going to be nearly as severe as what we saw over the weekend. of course we are looking at the potential for a tornado, a swift gust -- wind gust of 50 to 90 miles per hour. and again looking at pelting hail, as this system moves up the eastern seaboard. we'll have more on this and the rest of your national forecast later on in the broadcast. now here's chris. >> mary thank you. the results of severe flooding in north dakota where hundreds of national guard troops are on alert today to help residents there. the red river is cresting at record levels in some areas. rachel slavik of our indianapolis station wcco is in reed township north dakota, with an update for us. rachel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. this flood is really in the rural areas. smaller rivers are sending watt
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near areas that typically don't get flooding like this. it took everyone by surprise, and the water continues to rise. some of the worst flooding residents have ever seen is hitting north dakota this morning. rural communities north of fargo were overwhelmed with water levels nearly as high as street signs as rivers spilled over their banks. >> every year is different. what was different about this one is it came up a lot faster than anybody out here was prepared for. >> reporter: and residents have been preparing for the worst. sandbagging their homes to keep the water out, but heavy rain is threatening to wipe out all their hard work. >> what's going to happen is the dike is going to get wet underneath and slide into the river. >> reporter: nearly 30 miles of interstate 29 were closed sunday evening in seconds of the four-lane highway were submerged, making some stretches look more like a lake than a roadway. >> pretty scary. it wasn't too deep but still, with kids in the car, and driving the interstate with water comeing across. never had that happen before.
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>> reporter: at least six people had to be rescued including a family of five and their dog. the national guard even evacuated an 87-year-old man. >> you take your time. >> reporter: who tried to defend his home by himself. the red river crested in fargo and more than 38 feet the highest level in recorded history. and the regional fema director will be in town today surveying the area. he can expect some tough questions from local officials, who want to know why a whole federal disaster declaration has not been issued quite yet. >> wcco's rachel slavik in reed township north dakota for us this morning. thank you. now here's erica. >> we want to go to washington now, where congress and the white house may have agreed on a budget that will fund the federal government through the end of the year. but, bigger battles do lie ahead. over the budget for 2012. and this time lawmakers are arguing over trillions. not even billions of dollars. trillions. cbs news congressional
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correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning. with the very latest. nancy, good morning. too many zeros to count, almost. >> really erica. we should learn more details today about what exactly is going to get cut as a result of that 11th hour deal on friday night. we already know there will be cuts to defense and there will be cuts to agriculture, and some democrats are complaining big cuts to social programs. the president bounded up the steps of the lincoln memorial this weekend, trying to put the best face possible on a spending deal he had admitted was not to his liking. >> i just wanted to say real quick that because congress was able to settle its differences, that's why this place is open today. >> reporter: after weeks of negotiations republicans have secured $38 billion in spending cuts from this year's budget. the largest annual cuts ever. within hours of their victory, the gop was already gearing up for another battle over the nation's debt limit. >> and i can just tell you this there will not be an increase in
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the debt limit without something really, really big attached to it. >> reporter: republicans want more long-term cuts in exchange for their vote to raise the debt limit. and therefore prevent the government from defaulting on its loans. the limit currently stands at $14.3 trillion. but the treasury secretary estimates the u.s. will reach that limit in mid-may. looking to gain the upper hand in this spending debate the white house revealed sunday that the president will unveil his own sweeping deficit reduction proposal this wednesday. >> we've got to do it in a balanced way. can't be all on the backs of seniors and the middle class. >> reporter: the white house announcement comes just days after republicans unveiled their budget for 2012. slashed more than $5 trillion over the next decade. they want to privatize medicare. cap medicaid. while reducing taxes for the wealthy from 35% to 25%. >> we have a debt crisis staring us in the face. and that's what's got to get
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fixed. >> reporter: the president is likely to propose raising taxes on the wealthy. and he'll also offer his prescription for medicare and social security, two of the primary drivers of the deficit. erica? >> nancy cordes on capitol hill this morning. nancy, thanks. your own personal budget may be feeling a little strained these days if you've had to fill up recently. prices at the pump now top $4 a gallon in many parts of the country. and those prices are still rising. cbs news correspondent michelle miller is at a gas station here in new york city with more on that. and it's painful, michelle. >> good morning, erica. well, believe it or not, some analysts say that gas prices will be even higher. the refiners and retailers haven't resisted passing on the rising costs of crude oil. but either way you cut it consumers are taking notice and they're less willing to pay more to fill up their tanks. as gas prices continue to rise sharply across the country, drivers are feeling the pinch at
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the pump. >> it will be like $90. a lot of money. >> reporter: in just the past few weeks, prices have shot up 12 cents a gallon in california and new jersey. and a whopping 23 cents in oklahoma. >> now instead of actually driving to work i opted to actually take the train in just so i can have gas for the weekend. >> reporter: the nationwide average is now $3.76 per gallon. that's up 19 cents from three weeks ago and 91 cents higher than it was this time last year. the current spike began in february, when the rebellion in libya put a stop to daily exports of 1.5 million barrels of crude. that's caused oil speculators to push up the price, and with no end in sight to the unrest in the middle east, they're expected to continue rising. >> i don't know how people can afford to drive nowadays. >> reporter: and the news isn't about to get any better with the summer driving months approaching and a stronger economy, the increased demand could push gas prices to an all-time high set in 2008 of
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$4.11 a gallon. but to make it more bearable folks say slow down. believe it or not, for every five miles you go over the 65-mile-per-hour speed limit you decrease your gas mileage by 10%. so, all you lead feet out there ease up on the pedal. >> michelle miller live for us this morning. thanks. plus, of course you can save by not having to pay the speeding ticket which will also help your budget. >> i filled up in new york city yesterday. i didn't even want to look at the price until i got the receipt. $84. >> painful. >> i have an suv, not an 18-wheeler. but that's a lot of money. >> that's a steep price tag. >> jeff glor is at the news desk with another check of today's headlines. >> good thing you won that bet on the masters on schwartzel huh? >> good morning. >> good thing. good morning, everyone at home. deal to end the fighting in libya might be in the works this morning. the african union says that moammar gadhafi has signed on
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but this morning, opposition supporters in the rebel stronghold of benghazi are demanding gadhafi step down. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in tripoli this morning with the latest on this. hey, liz, good morning. >> hi, jeff. yes, this road map toward a cease-fire was announced yesterday, late in tripoli, after five african leaders flew in on their government jets for meetings with colonel gadhafi. the leaders' plane was the first to land since the no-fly zone was imposed just over three weeks ago. these men are some of gadhafi's only friends these days so they received an elaborate welcome, and one that's carried a message. the libyan government has really pulled out all the stops for this delegation. we've got a military honor guard. a marching band. and a larger than usual crowd of cheering supporters. the message is welcome to the sovereign state of libya. but gadhafi wouldn't be meeting these leaders if he wasn't feeling the pressure.
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sanctions, and of bombing. just before midnight president jacob zuma of south africa announced gadhafi had agreed to what he called a road map leading to a cease-fire. the plan also provides for humanitarian aid, dialogue and a vague clause that backs democracy over dictatorship. >> the african union considers that it is up to the libyan people to chose democratic leaders. >> reporter: after his photo-op with the african heads of state, gadhafi took a short ride in his suv across the lawn of his compound and popped up in a victory cameo for his supporters. they believe any cease-fire deal must allow their leader to remain in power. that's a condition that would make it a nonstarter to the other side. the african delegation is in benghazi today to present that proposal to the rebels. but in a sign that it may not stand a big chance of success, jacob zuma who is the senior statesman of the team, won't be there.
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jeff? >> all right liz palmer. liz, thanks. france's new ban on islamic face veils went into effect today. it is the first country in europe to ban the veils. several women protesting that ban were taken into custody in paris this morning. anyone who wears one of these full-face veils can be fined the equivalent of about $215 u.s. dollars. italy's often charged but never convicted prime minister silvio berlusconi made a rare, personal appearance in court today. berlusconi arrived at the courthouse in milan for the start of his trial on tax fraud charges. it's just one of four active court cases against him, including a separate trial involving sex with an underage girl. allegedly. firefighters in texas are battling huge wildfires this morning. the fires have now burned a total of nearly 400 square miles. one of them this one near el paso destroyed 40 homes. another near midland burned 34 homes. there are no reports of any injuries this morning. and after a wild day at the masters, golf has a new champion this morning.
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south africa's charl schwartzel. the 26-year-old schwartzel made an amazing charge on the backside at augusta yesterday, including that four straight birdies to end his round. he finishes with a 66. finished 14 under to win his first major championship. got the jacket from lefty there. tiger woods also made a strong run, if you were watching. even bolting into the lead after a blazing front nine 73 he could not sustain it though and tiger finishes four strokes back. 16 minutes after the hour right now. if you're wondering about rory mcilroy, he shot an 80. ten strokes back. but he'll be back. amen corner turns into, good lord. it was bad there for awhile. but he will be back. >> want to get you now a check of your weather on this monday morning. marysol castro standing by with your first look at the national picture. >> good morning, erica. good to have you back. we want to start off with the national picture. you can see the northwest is picking up its fair share of precipitation. the southwest is absolutely gorgeous today. the midsection of our country
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finally gets some much-needed break after the severe weather. but we get closer to the east coast, and there is your severe weather in the form of rain. so anywhere from about a half inch to two inches of rain we're keeping a look on the cities -- >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica and chris. >> mary thanks. >> still to come here on "the early show," new details are emerging in the hunt for a serial killer.
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police believe he could have connections to law enforcement, as the killer may have left clues in a taunting phone call to a victim's family member. plus prince william and kate making their final appearance together before the big day. thousands coming out in the rain to catch the pair on this the final stop of their tour of the united kingdom. we'll get you the very latest and the update on the guest list just ahead. this is "the early show."
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c1 and it's 7:25. the sun is now helping to form fog in the east. sharon is here with the hurry up. well, it's going to be burning off that little light fog. some of that is just a humid haze. we're at 60 degrees on tv hill and we're humid. a high today of 82. it's close to a record of 85. now, over to sharon gibala with wjz, traffic control. hi, there, marty, governing, everyone. two accidents on the major roadways. the first on 95 at caton avenue. you'll want to watch far
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accident on 295. watch for that accident on 175. meantime, we have a backup to route 32. as far as the backups go, we're looking for them on the top and westside. 33miles per hour as the average on the westside with a 19 minute drive time. taking a live look outside, that's 295 near the accident. that isn't affecting things in that particular shot. this is brought to you by cappella university. there with less than 17 hours left in the last day of the general assembly,the lawmakers have big decisions to make. >> reporter: the general assembly has until midnight to vote on several deals. one starts with the alcohol tax. it promises to bring in $85 million also up for debate, in state tuition rates and medical marijuana.
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welcome back to "the early show," bottom of the hour here on a monday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill here in new york. good morning to you. good morning once again. coming up here on the program it is a chilling development in the possible serial killer case on new york's long island. the killer's been linked to the remains of as many as eight people discovered in a beach area. now there's evidence that the suspect may have knowledge of law enforcement tactics. >> we're going to speak with a crime scene analyst about these clues police have uncovered, what leads them to believe there may be a connection there. chilling connection for many. first, though, we want to check in with jeff glor who is standing by at the news desk with a look at some of the other headlines we're following. >> good morning to you.
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a new aftershock in northeastern japan today in our news. exactly one month after the earthquake and tsunami. today's tremor was a magnitude 6.6. japanese officials now plan to expand the 12-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear plant crippled by the tsunami. there and around japan today workers stood silently at the moment when last month's quake struck. a group of african nations is trying to negotiate a cease-fire in libya this morning. the african union met with moammar gadhafi yesterday and said he accepted their road map for peace. the group is scheduled to meet with rebel leaders today but that is not expected to be accepted by them. severe storms in the u.s. with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in mapleton iowa. a twister damaged half the town but no one died. and flooding near fargo. interstate 29 as you can see was under water as cars tried to cross 30 miles of the highway had to be closed.
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what an interesting shot this is. we have the sun and a little bit of ground fog and humidity. we're at 60. there's an interesting feel to the area. you'll know it's a new season. 82 is the high and the record of 85 goes back to 1887. after dinner and before bed, we can see the thunderstorms moving into the area. there are new developments in the hunt for a possible serial killer on new york's long island. since december as many as eight bodies have been found on a desolate stretch of beach there. now, investigators are examine some clues that point to a suspect who may be familiar with law enforcement. cbs news correspondent seth doane has this report. >> reporter: these brambles just off the secluded beach on long island, new york, became a serial killer's burial ground. so far, in just a three-mile radius, eight bodies have been discovered.
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now, it's believed the killer may work in or be familiar with law enforcement. and how an investigation would unfold. detectives are focusing on a series of seven disturbing calls from one of the victim's own phones. police believe that the killer may have made several phone calls to the sister of one of the victims. from busy places around new york city, like here at penn station. the calls were kept short. so that they couldn't be traced the killer still could not be identified by surveillance cameras. during one call an unidentified man asks do you know what your sister is doing? she's a whore. >> look for the common denominator. the common denominator right now is all prostitutes, and also craigslist. >> reporter: the four victims found in the last two weeks are still unidentified. but the first four victims discovered back in december were each strangled to death. they were all women in their 20s who advertised escort services on craigslist.
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and had been missing as far back as 2007. wally zeins, former nypd detective, says the fact that those bodies were wrapped in burlap bags may be a clue. >> you have to take into consideration who would use burlap in that area? well, clam diggers. >> reporter: police are said to be reviewing area clamming licenses and traffic tickets. it's believed the killer is familiar with this desolate stretch of beach, is meticulous and likely thriving on the attention. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >> dr. lawrence kobilinsky is a crime scene analyst and professor at the john jay college of criminal justice in new york. good morning. >> good morning. >> we hear this theory about this alleged suspect potentially having some ties to law enforcement. what do you think of this theory? >> i'm not really convinced of that. i think anybody watches programs like csi would be familiar of the fact that you shouldn't stay on a cell phone for more than three minutes or else you might be traced. so i think he's taking evasive
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action. >> also he's been very meticulous, whoever the perp here is, with the fact that he's gone to some extreme measures like you mentioned. also there is no physical evidence. so is this a matter of someone who is savvy? >> i think that's a good point. i think he's smart enough to know that he shouldn't leave any kind of remnants of himself like cigarette butts or soda cans. anything that might give away his identification through fingerprints or dna. he is definitely thinking about what he's doing. he's careful. >> there's these phone calls that have now been reported to one of the victims' sisters. what does this say about the type of person that this is? that there's this level of taunting now? >> that surprised me. because we hadn't heard anything about taunting. there are serial killers that taunt the police, by expressing to the police i'm smarter than you are. i'm one step ahead of you. this is the first time we're hearing about taunting of family members. this fellow really has some psychological problems and he's trying to send a message to the family.
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it's degrading, basically. >> what do you think motivates this type of person especially with what you're now seeing and hearing from law individuals? >> it sounds to me like he's a psycho path. he's fantasizing. some of it has to do with sex. but, i think the real thrill that he gets is in the kill. you know he fantasizes. he captures a woman through craigslist. that's the mechanism that he attracts these women. and then kills them some place where he's very comfortable, and then deposits the body in a place that's quite desolate. >> "new york post" is reporting this morning that one of the remains found recently the unidentified remains, may belong to either a child or a baby. >> yeah. >> what does that mean? how did that then change the game here? >> it does change the game. i mean we have to try to determine what the motivation is for that. this is an outlaw. it's unusual that a serial
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killer would go after young women, and now find there's a body of a young child. it's not really clear what the motivation was for the killing of the child. >> dr. kobilinsky, thank you. good to see you this morning. coming up next prince william and kate middleton making what's likely their last public appearance before the big day on the 29th. we're going to show you where they are, what they're doing and get an update on the guest list when we come back here on "the early show" here on cbs. [ male announcer ] if you've been to the hospital with heart-related chest pain or a heart attack known as acs you may not want to face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs. [ female announcer ] plavix is not for everyone. certain genetic factors and some
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it's been a week since we've seen prince william and kate middleton in wales, scotland and ireland. this morning they're in a small community called darwen in lancashire. they're opening a community center there. thousands have turned out despite the inclement weather. everyone is there to catch a glimpse of the couple. our victoria arbiter this morning and joins us with the very latest. you're braving the elements as well. what are they here for this morning? >> good morning, erica. well they're here to launch the
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darwen academy. the community academy. they're going to also launch a prince award scheme and they're going on to the country park to do recreational activities and highlight the importance of having green space, and encouraging people to be outside, off the sofa out enjoying life even when it's like today. >> even when it may not be the most beautiful day outside. it is very significant that this is their last of four stops throughout the united kingdom. four corners essentially. >> that's right. we've seen them flip pancakes in ireland, visited his alma mater in scotland christened a boat in wales, and they're having a great time in england. there's been an incredible turnout, especially considering the weather. we've got schoolchildren all awaiting a glimpse of the new princess. so it's been a very successful morning. >> very successful. let's talk guest list now. some more names are leaking out or at least we think these are the names. give us an idea are a lot of
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the people on the list people who were expected to be there? any surprises? >> not a huge number of surprises. i guess what is surprising is it's not quite the celebrity circus that you would imagine from a wedding of this scale. we knew that the beckhams and elton john. we've seen director guy ritchie, rowan atkinson an actor. we're also seeing a lot of loyalty rewarded. people that have been very good to prince william throughout his life, from his house master at eaton college. even his very first nanny is on the list. loyalty means a lot to this royal couple. we're also seeing people that have contributed vast sums of money to prince charles' charities and many of the papers are reporting that there are business associates of both the middletons and prince charles. we're definitely seeing invitations given as a reward to people who have both been good, helpful, given money, all that kind of thing. >> it's also interesting that a number of the exs of both the bride and groom are on the list. >> yes, there are a number of
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exes. but we have to remember that these people that are exes have been friends for way longer than they were ever a boyfriend or a girlfriend. on the girlfriend list is william's very first girlfriend jecca craig, williamrumored to be william's first love. and arabella musgrave. she's part of the reason he was so unhappy during this first term. all great friends now. jecca craig's family has an estate that william and kate have visited. >> victoria always good to have you with us. go inside where it's dry. have a cup of tea. >> thank you. >> just ahead, if you have not filed your tax return yet. you've got some company but you don't a lot of time. we're going to help you meet the deadline or at the very least get that extension ready. that's just ahead.
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the very last minute. well, if you're one of the procrastinators, cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with some helpful hints. so, we've got one week. >> yeah. >> not going to make the deadline. so what do i do about filing an extension? >> you can file the extension. it's a form 4868 that you go to on the irs website. at this point what you need to do is pay 90% of what you think you owe by april 18th. that's the tax deadline this year. pay 90% so that you don't face penalties, and what you want to think about is if you're trying to estimate what that 90% might be if what you owe, look back at last year's tax return. that will be a good indicator. once i filed it your new deadline is six months away october 17th. and there's nothing wrong with doing this. i've done it in the past and it does work. >> i've been in that group, as well. let's say you haven't filed your taxes. you don't necessarily want to go around the extension route. is there any way you can get them done in the last week? >> there are ways. there are great resources from some of the online tax preparer services like tax act, turbotax.
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also talking to an accountant, if they'll talk to you at this point in the game. it is a little later. h&r block can all be useful. >> make sure you've got all your information. >> that's right. and if you feel like you don't, that's one reason to file that extension. because you want to make sure you account for everything. >> talk about this. you owe money. you want pay it all at once. are there some options out there? >> yes, there are. in particular this year, clearly it's been a difficult year for many people, there are installment plans that you can actually file for through the irs. will you have to pay interest on these. about half a percent of monthly interest, so it can get expensive. there's an application at and there are some fees associated with these, anywhere from $50 to $105. >> how about some of those often overlooked deductions. i think people make mistakes annually just not knowing certain things that they can deduct and reap some of the benefits of. >> one of the big ones is transportation costs. the transportation to and from medical visits.
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of course we all know you can deduct a medical visit itself. but there are abilities to deduct those costs, how much you drive. out-of-pocket costs for charity. did you spend more miles driving to a charity? did you pay parking? did you pay tolls? that's something you can deduct. moving expenses. number of people may have moved to go to a new job this year. well you can actually deduct that expense. also, tax preparation fees. so if you pay to use a service like h&r block or an accountant or something along those lines you can deduct it. even if you use turbotax or taxact you can deduct that. >> the bigger the mistake you make the better the chance you're going to get audited. >> exactly. >> rebecca jarvis thanks. we'll be right back. you're watching the"the early show" here on cbs. you have one week to file your taxes. all day, every day. share one of five appetizers like our texas cheese fries. then choose two freshly prepared entrees from 14 chili's favorites. like our honey chipotle chicken crispers or our famous baby back ribs. slow-smoked till they're fall-off-the-bone tender.
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top of the hour as you are getting ready to head out there into the world to start your work week stick around for a couple more minutes. we've got some great stuff coming up. don't go anywhere. >> don't move. >> welcome back to "the early show" at the top of the hour. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. what an incredible family you're about to meet. they were on their way back from spring break in washington state last week when an avalanche smashed into their car, pushing it across the road filling the car with snow ice, fragments and glass. amazingly, the parents escaped with relatively minor injuries. their two young daughters barely a scratch. although mom is apparently still
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finding some pieces of glass in her mouth. you're going to meet them hear their story in just a moment. >> also, if you suffer from lower back pain, you're not alone. about 80% of us get it at one time or another and it can be really debilitating. if you do have back pain you know exactly what i'm talking about. now there is a treatment called a pulse mat that looks a lot like a bed of nails. you don't have to be a circus performer to lie down on it. a lot of people say it relieves their pain not only back pain but other pain as well. we're going to put it to the test. >> are you going to test it personally? >> i don't know. i should see. >> first jeff glor is standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines this morning. once again good morning. >> nothing like a bed of nails to soothe you. >> monday. >> when in rome. we'll see what happens. good morning guys. good morning, everyone. in libya today, nato warplanes are keeping the pressure on military forces loyal to moammar gadhafi, even as the aft rican union tries to work out a cease-fire this morning. gadhafi is apparently agreed to
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the union's plan for the cease-fire, but it's doubtful the rebels will go along unless gadhafi steps down. rebels in the stronghold of benghazi this morning. allen, good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. well, the african union peace delegation must have known that their road map wasn't going far even before they got in to talk with members of the transitional council. they had to run a gauntlet of what you can see and hear behind me of several thousand libyans yelling, gadhafi go. libya must be free. they say they're not going to talk to moammar gadhafi. now that is one of the four roads on the road map that they will be negotiating between the rebels, and the gadhafi regime. the people here say that's not going to happen. now, what might have a little chance, the idea of a cease-fire. if gadhafi's forces were pulled back from some of the towns they're besieging in rebel areas, perhaps the rebels would agree to that. basically, they've been pushed back from several places
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notably ajdabiya about 100 miles from here, which is the last town before you get to benghazi. now this morning we're told that the rebels have pushed the gadhafi forces back again, out of ajdabiya. some of that thanks to nato air strikes which over the weekend destroyed some tanks there. the chants are very loud here. no talking with gadhafi. jeff? >> i would say so, yes. i could see there. allen pizzey, thank you very much. another aftershock hat hit northeastern japan this morning exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. today's quake was a magnitude 6.6. it was centered on land unlike last month's 9.0. it shook buildings in tokyo and triggered a tsunami warning that was eventually quickly lifted this morning. also today japanese officials say they're expending the hot zone around the nuclear plant. they say several towns outside the current 12-mile limit will be evacuated. inside the evacuation zone and around japan today a lot of activity halted for a moment of
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silence at the exact time when the quake struck last month. on wednesday, president obama is expected to unveil his plan to reduce the $1.4 trillion federal deficit. it includes cuts in the government's chief health care plans, medicare and medicaid. your budget is taking a heavy hit if you drive. the nationwide average is now $3.76 a gallon for gas. that is up 19 cents from three weeks ago. and it's 91 cents higher a gallon than it was this time last year. the cleanup continues after a wild weather weekend in the midwest. tornadoes hit parts of iowa over the weekend. including a twister that was half a mile wide with winds of 135 miles an hour. you can see that it destroyed mapleton, iowa. parts of it, on saturday night. and in texas this morning there's extensive damage from severe storms last night, as well. meanwhile, near fargo, north dakota this morning, about 30 miles of interstate 29 is still closed. the highway's covered by floodwaters. you can see what it looked like
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yesterday before it was closed down. people were trying to get across. some people were able to make it across. but it was eventually closed down. big stretch of it. and forget the sandbags check this one out. aqua dam. it's called a four foot tall tube filled with water. being used in north dakota right now. to hopefully keep floodwaters away. finally, a look at one of the most spectacular -- take a look at this. that is amazing. the northern lights energized particles from the sun, make the sky dance with curtains of color, as you can see. this is captured by time lapse photography. this was captured last month in norway. just look at that all morning long. stunning stuff. five minutes past the hour back over to erica and chris. fun lookin
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it's gorgeous this morning. it's mild and spring like. you'll know that the seasons have changed when you walk out this morning. we have ground fog and we'll call it 82 degrees today. no one's complaining record is 85 from 1887, a couple centuries ago. 57degrees and tomorrow, gray, damp >> this weather report sponsored by miracle-gro garden soil. turn bad soil into great soil. start right. finish big. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's erica. >> mary, thanks. we want to turn to a story of a miracle in the snow. a washington state family was driving home last wednesday from their spring break. they'd been in seattle, when an avalanche slammed into their car.
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another motorist called 911. take a listen. >> yes, a big slide came through and nailed the car behind me. >> that big slide, a wall of snow and ice, smashed through the windshield with enormous force. can you see the aftereffects there. covered the front seat and passengers in them with shattered glass, pushed the vehicle into a retaining wall. the parents suffered cuts and bruises. their two young daughters were barely touched. all four of them join us this morning in the studio. kent and tana parker, their daughters nicole and ariana. >> good morning. >> those pictures. i can't imagine what it must have been like. walk us through, kent, what happened. >> well we were riding home had a great spring break, and we headed back home probably 2 1/2 hours from home driving down the highway. and i just seen something come down. it didn't have any warning or anything. just something just came over the top of us and next thing i know, the windshield caved in on
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us, and i realized i must have just closed my eyes at that point and held on for dear life because i had no idea what was happening. i just knew it was very violent when it came through. i had the sensation of losing control of the vehicle and sliding sideways. i know at one point you were down sideways going down the highway, we were doing about 65 when we were hit. my wife tana at that point i can remember her holler i knew something was wrong, you know. sorry at this point i always get emotional about this. >> it's understandable. it's hard to -- you paint such a picture when we see these images, it's tough to imagine actually being in that. your first concern is your family that's in the car with you. tana, what were you thinking? did you realize what was happening at the time? >> no. i just felt that heavy snow and the wind over my chest. it was so so i felt just so heavy. i didn't feel any pain anything by that time. you know i just felt the impact
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over me and i thought it was the end for all of us. for me was -- i mean i thought this is the end. >> thankfully it wasn't. you had the woman who is so calm in that 911 call. a good samaritan right behind you guys who luckily jumped out and started helping you. >> when we finally came to a stop, we hit on into a retaining wall and came to a stop and i looked at my family and seen that we were all still in the car, which was kind of amazing to me, but we were packed in with snow. we couldn't just get out. i literally had to dig my way out to be able to get to the door to open the door. >> and that's what you're digging, not just snow, it's parts of the windshield, the glass, correct? >> correct. >> and the girls. you guys are in the back seat snug in your car seats luckily but you have know all over you, too, right nicole? >> mm-hmm. >> were you scared? >> yeah. >> did you guys cry? >> yeah. some, but not too much. >> and what did mom and dad say? they said we're going to be okay? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> and i know tana at one point
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some of the folks, there was a gentleman behind you guys, who had some medical training and he helped get you out. >> yeah. well i couldn't get out. i was waiting in the car for like an hour. you know because the pain on my chest was so bad i can't even -- couldn't move or talk. but this guy was taking care of us like we were his own family. he was so nice. talking to me. taking care of me. trying to keep me warm. >> have you spoken to him since? >> no i didn't. but i wish i did have the opportunity to talk to him after that and thank him about, you know. >> yeah he was just so nice. he was like an angel for us at that moment. >> when i got out of the car, i was able to get ariana dug out and got her out of the car and put her to the side of the road and i was going back for nicole and one of the gentlemen behind us had already gotten nicole out of the car and he come carrying her around the back bumper. when we got the girls settled and safe off to the side i went
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back to help tana. when i got around the corner this other samaritan was there and he told me look i'm medically trained. you worry about your kids you let me worry about tana. he said you go be with your kids, i'll take care of her. i can remember him, he took his coat off and covered tana up with the coat. we didn't have blankets or anything readily available. he was standing there in a t-shirt giving first aid to her. and gave up his coat. we still have his coat. we'd really like to get to him and return his coat. she's washed it. >> hopefully you all will be able to connect with one another. let us know if you are able to do that. we're glad that you're able to be here with us and everybody is safe and sound this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> it's a miracle. that's all i can say. >> everybody was where they need to be at the right place at the right time. >> we had an exceptionally tough car. >> that never hurts. good to have you here. just ahead this morning, it may look like a medieval torture device, but growing numbers of people say lying on something akin to a bed of nails is doing the trick when it comes to
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in this morning's "healthwatch," back pain. about eight out of ten people will be affected by it at some point in their lives and we spend tens of billions of dollars each year in a quest for back pain relieve. "early" show contributor taryn winter brill is here with a novel treatment getting some popularity very quickly. >> good morning to you, chris. imagine lying down on a device that mimics of a bed of nails, mats with thousands of nail-like spikes are being touted as a relaxation technique that may relieve stress, back pain and even cure insomnia. if you feel that strain and pain in your lower back your misery is in good company. >> what the data shows is that 80% of the americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. that's probably an understatement. >> reporter: it's estimated that at any given time more than 30 million americans are
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experiencing back pain. and back pain is big business. >> when the heat is on the pain is gone. >> reporter: from patches to pills. back pain sufferers will try almost anything to get relief. >> patients come in often telling me for example, doctor just cut the nerve, do whatever you need to do to address this back pain. >> reporter: but will they try this? it's a halsa mat and it looks a little bit like a tool for torture. >> called an acupressure mat or a nail bed. >> reporter: yep she said nail bed. you might see a yogi using one for meditation or a stunt guy on one. this modern version replaces the nails with more than 8,000 pointy plastic spikes. it's supposed to help relax you and relieve pain. i had to try it out. >> this gets right to the point. >> reporter: there was definitely a prickly feeling but it didn't hurt like i imagined it would. just to get a sense of what's going on right now it's stimulating these pressure points all over my body which are basically releasing -- >> which is causing the release
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of hormones. >> reporter: the mat is based on the theory of acupressure that the body is lined with pressure points, which when stimulated release the body's natural pain relieving hormones. for further evaluation we took the mat to colleague geri papiernick. >> it's sharp pains in my hips and down the leg. sharp, shooting pains, and it just -- it's just stops you in your tracks. >> reporter: it's been this way for 15 years. and five surgeries haven't helped. her pain is so chronic, so excruciating, she's forced to take a legion of pills, between 12 and 18 a day, including morphine and meth owe don just to function. i introduced her to the mat. at this point are you willing to try it? >> sure. i would try anything. absolutely. >> reporter: like me papiernick said it didn't hurt to lie on the mat and she said it felt good just to stretch out on the floor. could you see yourself doing this on a daily basis? >> sure, if there was a long-term beneficial effect i could do it every day.
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>> reporter: and it's in the pursuit of that daily relief that papiernick and her fellow back pain sufferers will spend at least $50 billion a year on remedies. indeed, and while research so far is preliminary, recent studies have shown that nail mats used 15 minutes a day for three weeks reduced patients' peak levels of pain. they also found that back temperature was higher on the nail mats as compared to a traditional mattress as a result of increased circulation. also heart rate was lowered, indicating greater relaxation. interesting finding. >> notice you were holding her hand there. how many nails are we talking about? >> not that we're counting but we are. 8,820 plastic spikes. isn't that something? >> that's amazing. you've been using this the last couple of days. >> i have 15 minutes a day. they say to use the mat against your bare skin for maximum relief because clothing can serve as a barrier. i did it. there was initial discomfort. eventually and it dissipated. i liked it. i felt a massage type sensation.
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>> a few marks that i'm sure -- >> exactly, yeah. in my back. lots of red marks but you don't feel it after awhile. >> it's obviously a little painful to the touch. i'm sure spread out over the time. they say it's not just back pain it's other ailments as well. >> if you have neck pain muscle fatigue, tension. lack of energy because it's increasing your circulation. but remember my advice is when you go down on it be careful because this can really stick it to you. >> thank you. good to see you this morning. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by novolog flexpen. ask your doctors about the benefits of novolog flexpen today. use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen. novolog is a fast-acting, man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar
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don? also, jury deliberations continue for a man accused of killing an off duty police officer. he threw a block at an officer in a dispute over a parking space. he was celebrating his birthday when they got into an argument. family and friends are planning a memorial for a 35- year-old police cadet. she was training to become a police officer. the vigil is wednesday. congratulations for towson university's dance team. the group won the 13th national straight championship in daytona beach, florida this weekend. they have 27 members and they're coached by tom kasela. stay with us, up next, the latest kitchen tools that will
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open. welcome back to "the early show." just waiting for that sun to peek through those clouds at some point. burn off that -- >> at least the music is good. >> all right. >> that's supposed to be almost 80 degrees. >> 78.
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>> in new york city. which would be a real surprise for everybody who wakes up today to see that. welcome back once again, chris wragge, erica hill, jeff glor marysol castro. coming up you talk about some devastating news. imagine hearing this a husband tells a wife i don't love you. i don't think i ever loved you. and i'm leaving. this is after 20 years of
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all right, good morning, temperatures are showing a bit of a haze around. we have humidity and fog. let's say that now. that's at, well, 26 before the hour, we're in the mid-60s now. we'll go for a high of 82 degrees today. the record is 85 degrees. the record goes way back to 1887. 57 tonight and maybe gusty
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showers and thunderstorms >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica. >> mary thanks. a study released just this morning by the american academy of pediatrics finds parents of young children especially mothers, are more at risk of becoming overweight than people of the same ainge without children. registered diet significance cynthia sass is here to explain and give us some tips on staying healthy. good morning. >> good morning. >> you know, a lot of the moms in the studio were chatting this morning. we heard this and we said yeah. because when your kids are little you feel like you don't have time to do anything. you finish the food off their plate. >> true. >> is that really the reason we're packing on the pounds? >> absolutely. probably more moms than dads. moms are the ones who are stressed out, sleep deprived and pressed for time. sleep deprivation alone can up your hunger hormones cause you to eat more fatty and sweet foods and when you're pressed for time you reach for the quick, convenient, comfort foods and those tend to be not the
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healthy choices. >> things more processed. >> absolutely. >> things that stick with us longer in all the places we don't want them to stick. >> right. >> what can we do about it? >> you know what the number one thing parents can do is eat healthy themselves with enthusiasm. all the studies show even through 18 years old, parents are the biggest influence over sports celebrities and over sports figures and celebrities in general. >> wow. >> even through 18. >> that's amazing. so we have to start by setting a good example. >> yes. >> you have some ideas for us on ways we can make things a little healthier for the entire family. >> yes. >> so let's start with these. >> pretty easy. don't take a lot of time. don't take a lot of effort. instead of sweets maybe fruit kebabs. here we have nonfat yogurt with honey and cinnamon stirred into it. instead of chocolate milk or a soda smoothie. throw some chocolate chips in there and even a scoop of oats to give you a serving of whole grains. >> you've got peanut butter there, too. we like to make smoothies with almonds, butter.
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>> absolutely. that will help you to absorb more antioxidants from the fruit. >> my 4-year-old loves to make smoothies. the blender makes that loud noise. >> let them press the button. instead of something prosen and processed, take some whole grain english muffins, put some healthy marinara sauce, a little bit of mozzarella throw it in the toaster oven and you have an after-school snack. >> english muffin pizza. i grew up on those. >> this is so important. unfortunately, the statistics are pretty scary when it comes to childhood obesity. today's generation of kids may be the first to not outlive their parents because we're seeing diseases in kids that we normally see in adults from type ii diabetes to high blood pressure and even heart disease. in 1976 5% of children in the u.s. qualified as obese. today it's 20%. >> one in five kids. >> just in my lifetime 5% to 20%. >> this is one way, obviously. these are some of the foods.
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also physical activity is very important, because a lot of the moms, and it is more poms than dads, they're not getting out and exercising enough. >> i say take advantage of your local parks. there's a lot of free or lost-cost activityies from indoor to outdoor swimming. renting bikes, roller skates. go to your local library and rent dvds like dance dvds. instead of playing video games, do charades you know twister. just to get up and get moving. that will really make a huge difference. >> and do it together as a family. you mentioned twister. dvds instead of video games. what about if you have a picky eater. it may be tough to change some of their habits especially when you're tired and stressed out. >> getting kids involved as you said, they love to be involved with shopping for the food and preparing for it. so the more invested they are, the more interested they become in healthy eating. so grow vegetables together. plant a garden or even a window sill pot. make some tomatoes or some herbs on your own. go to a pick your own farm. and prepare something together that you've picked together.
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and then finally, allow your child to pick out one new fruit or vegetable from the supermarket every time you go to the grocery store. i have seen this transform kids where they get really excited about trying a mango or papaya or a dragon fruit. they really look forward to eating it and become more interested in fruits and vegetables in general. >> sometimes they can get their points interested in new foods. maybe something mom and dad aren't familiar with. >> absolutely. >> the artichoke. i'll take them all. always good to have you here. cynthia, thanks. chris over to you. >> erica, thank you. imagine hearing these words from your spouse after nearly two decades. i don't love you anymore. i'm not sure i ever did. well that's what laura munson's husband said. as the title of her book points out, "this is not the story you think it is." laura is here to tell us exactly what happened next. >> good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> i'm going to cut right to the chase because i know this is a question that everyone at home is asking. you've been married like i said almost to decades, you've got kids, your husband comes home one day and says those words. why not just leave?
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>> well, i loved him. we'd been together since 1988. and knowing him the way that i do, i truly felt that like this is a great guy, this is a family man, this is an equal and loving partner of mine. my best friend. for him to say those words, i knew that he was in deep, emotional crisis. brought on by career failure. and so many people are going through this right now globally. >> how did you -- how were you able to process hearing those words, after having that type of love for one another and the children? to think that this man that you love and that loved you could say, could utter these words, must have sent you into a tailspin. >> nobody wants to hear those words. i don't love you anymore. but people say all sorts of stuff when they're in crisis. and so my -- my love for him had me go to a place of compassion. and empathy. and so i said to him, i don't buy it. what can we do to give you the distance that you need without breaking up everything that we've created. a beautiful home in montana, land, two wonderful children.
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and animals. and he could have said nothing, i'm out of here. but instead he chose to stick with it and there began the season depicted in my book. >> how was it received on his behalf to hear okay she just wants to give me space? what was the reaction? did he take the space? >> he took the space. you know i think there's so much power when you don't engage in the drama. people think that the power lies in reacting. and posturing and fighting. but i have learned that that doesn't serve us. and during the time in my life i really got to see what it was pool your power. and yes, marriage is the entry point to this book. but this is a book about empowerment and taking care of yourself. whether or not you're in a relationship. >> you said you can't take certain things personal. and you didn't take this personally. how do you not take something like that personally? because not even being in your position, i could only imagine hearing the words, if it had been me, and how personally i would have taken it. >> well, first of all, it's about being responsible for things within your control. i could not control my husband
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nor can anybody control another human being. this was about getting in touch with my inner dialogue. my inner critic who wanted me to fight. who wanted me to go into a place of victimhood. i wasn't going to go there. i didn't see that there was any payoff for me in victimhood. so it was about creating my moment. i could create being miserable. i could create being a victim. i didn't want to do that. so i created some level of personal freedom during that time. and it wasn't always easy. >> your friends, i'm sure probably said what are you doing? just let him go and just start over. what do you tell friends and family that probably didn't totally understand what you were doing? >> easier said than done. everybody in every relationship breakdowns happen. crisis happens. it's not a matter of if. it's not a matter of if. it's a matter of when. and how to handle it. and so for me i actually didn't talk to a lot of friends during that time. because i didn't want to get into that reactive place. i chose to speak with people that really loved us. >> there was a time when you
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were giving your husband that much-needed space that he wasn't showing up on time for dinner and he would be gone for a few nights or a weekend or wasn't there to mow the lawn when he should have been. what were the kids thinking at this point? >> well kids are sort of oblivious at that age. it was summertime. we lived in montana. they were running around barefoot. we were also very clear about them. we don't sell myths in our family. we said look, mom and dad are having a hard time right now and we love you and that doesn't mean you're not safe. this was really a practice for all of us to be in the present moment. which is really all we had. >> you had placed some time limits on how long you were going to give things another shot before you said, okay. time to cut bait and move on. >> right. this is a very important point. because, you know some relationships are meant to end. and really this was about me letting go of the outcome of my relationship. but i did give myself about six months. and that wasn't you know game over, end of marriage. but just to check in and make sure i wasn't in denial. that i wasn't being a door mat.
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and i had my standards. i wasn't going to put up with just anything. but when you love somebody it's sometimes we're good to the. sometimes we're bad together. it's important to know how to do both. >> you say sometimes when you get those sucker punches it's best to duck. and that's kind of the best approach to take. i guess we can happily say that the two of you are back together. that things did, in fact work out in that whole space issue that you decided to give your husband. some say maybe deservingly. some say not so deservingly. did work out. >> that's right. you know. but it's not all tied up in a big pink bow. we're a work in progress just like anybody in any relationship, whether or not you're married. >> the message you'd like to send to people out there going through something similar. >> that you can feel powerful even when you feel powerless. and even when society says that you should play victim, you can still find some level of personal freedom in the present moment. >> all right, laura, thank you. >> thank you chris. >> best of luck to you. >> you, too, thanks. >> laura's big, "this is not the story you think it is" is now out in paperback. here's erica. >> chris, thanks. chances are you've been using
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your pots pans and other kitchen utensils basically forever. so you're ready for something new? you're in luck. senior editor david gregg of is here with great new products to sharpen your culinary skills. you always have the most fudge gadgets. and today you did not disappoint either. >> that's what happens. we get 300 e-mails a day saying this is cool. >> this is good. you do all the hard work for us to let us know whether or not these things actually work. all of these products that you have are not only cool and revolutionary, they're space saving. >> you want to be more efficient in the kitchen, so you can spend less time. real estate is a real commodity in the kitchen. starting off with something that provides a solution on multiple levels because it's a four in one. at first glance this four in one. >> salad spinner. >> but remove the top. >> wait there's more. >> exactly. if you call now you'll get the additional attachments, well they're all included. >> the mandolin goes on top.
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>> so of course you can slice things. we don't want to put your hand. >> cutting the hand would be bad. >> you do that. >> it goes right into your salad with your lettuce. >> and then you can also -- >> there's a cheese greater. >> and then when you're done making your salad you have the option then of turning it into a five-quart storage container. >> look at that. >> so you can put it directly into the refrigerator. >> i like it. okay i'll take one of those. up next. perhaps, if you've ever tried to cut corn off the cob you know that it's a twofold disaster. >> and most people use a knife and you usually end up puncturing most of the kernels. >> and slicing off your finger. >> from oxo the special niblet corn remover and not only does it remove the niblets but also stores them inside. >> kind of looks like the ped egg. >> sort of. you wouldn't want to use it on your foot, of course. unless you have corns. >> oh! >> and then when you're done
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all you have to do is take this. >> we can put it in our salad. and take it to the picnic. >> like so. pretty easy. not too tough. >> very nice. >> all affordably priced too. most of these items under $30. >> this is about $30. >> this is $13. let's move on to a big problem most people have. >> bagels. >> bagel related injuries. >> very serious. >> this is from a brooklyn bagel company. this is called a thricer. this is the newest generation. most people take a bagel and put a pot holder and slice. normally i would say don't try this at home. the reason you can do this at home, the blied does not go all the way down. you pull out the other way and what you've got the ability to do of course make french toast. >> this cuts it in three. or even control your portion size. bagels can be so big. great way to not waist that food. >> so waste not want not and
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also saves time and your hands. we were talking about this earlier. a lot of recipes specifically are getting european influence now, and i say that because they want you to get the weight measurement of the ingredients you're using. >> as opposed to a cup or something of that nature. >> correct. and taylor the digital measuring cup and scale. it has a scale right there, and as i'm pouring, it's actually registering the weight of the ingredient as i'm putting it. it has a tare-ing feature that allows you to zero out and put in solid ingredients. you get a measurement of everything together. >> and you can mix it all in one. >> that's correct. >> it does liquid and dry. >> so oils flour, milk. >> perfect. >> we've got our liquid and we're making a sauce or a stew and we want to pour off the liquid portion. what normally happens if you don't have a spout. >> it goes anywhere. >> not so with this particular product, the slip-on spout which is made of silicone so it obviously can be used in hot temperatures. will stop that mess from
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occurring when you pour. >> and you're pouring it into this collapsible colander. >> michael graves, very well known designer has created a whole line of different kitchen gadgets for target. colanders use a lot of space in your kitchen tab nets. i'm going to get all milky here. it collapses. it totally collapses. >> that's great. only it bucks. that is made of silicone so will deal with hot temperatures. >> so is this. >> my pot clip. my wife loves this. susan loves this. she does not have to use a spoon holder anymore, which gets messy. >> and inevitably dribbles across the stove from the pot to the spoon rest. >> perfect. >> these i swear by. it's amazing. you can get so much more done because you can see your recipe. >> we could always figure out how many times we use a recipe. that's thanksgiving spatter. if you love and cherish your
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recipe books, it's a great recipe holder there that's available. that particular product is just about $36. if you have splatters and smells in your kitchen. cut down on the splatters and smells. this is a great solution. first odor absorbing splatter screen. >> it's really sturdy. >> tough to puncture. >> it is impreg natured with carbons. you will cut down on splatters and not going to smell the garlic. bon homme has come up with a solution that is similar to a catering affair. this is a home heat lamp just under $100. this is something we're going to have to install next to the anchor desk. >> i think that's a great idea. lastly an automatic trash can. >> not only is it touchless but it's got carbon to get rid of the he'der. >> details on all of these goodies will be on our website. >> a lot of this stuff at bed, bath and beyond. >> easily accessible. logon to our website, you'll find all the details
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welcome back to "the early show" on this monday morning. you stole the slicer from our last segment. >> why do you need a bagel to be in three different pieces. >> that's easy. >> options. >> in case you want to share with two other people. >> if you have one bagel this way you and nicole and jack -- >> i need the thricer. >> do you want the thricer? >> i'm okay. thanks. >> made specifically for you. >> for the glor family. hope you have a great day wherever you are today. especially if you've got jeff glor with you. have a great day. your local news is next.
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let's go ahead and take a look at the forecast today. temperatures hanging in the mid- 60s going to a high of 82. we have clouds and none unexpected. we'll have a partly cloudy and mild afternoon. almost 20 degrees above normal. in the news, there are only 15 hours until the end of the dead line. >> reporter: the general assembly has until midnight to vote on several bills. one deals with a alcohol tax.
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many liquor store owners oppose the bill, it promises to bring in 85 million-dollar. also, medical marijuana is up for voting. don? thank you, and in virginia, a hearing is held for george huguely. he's accused of killing yeardley love from cockeysville. a judge the moving forward with the trial. he's accused of killing her during an argument last may. 20 witnesses are subpoenaed in court today. jury deliberations continue for mr. james. he's accused of killing an officer. he claims it was self-defense. he was out celebrating his birthday when they got into the
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argument in the parking space. a man remains in critical condition. the 23 year old was stabbed after bumping into two men while walking into fleet street yesterday morning. charges are pending for the men arrested in the assault. a piece of american history is now here in maryland. firefighters have received a piece of the world trade center's steel. the company spent a year and a half negotiating for the beam. they also want to inspire future firefighters. the first grilled cheese cook off was this weekend. ron matz was a celebrity judge.
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the winning grilled cheese was -- the soldout event raised $1000 for the charity moveable feasts. stay with wjz-13 for complete news and first warning weather today at noon.
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